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We are living in the Anthropocene, the epoch defined by humankind’s irreversible impact on the Earth. No other artist has shed a light on our era better than Edward Burtynsky, whose latest film with director-producers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier captures images mounds of elephant tusks burning in Kenya, mining operations in Russia and Germany that are transforming terrains into industrial wastelands. After screening at TIFF, Anthropocene comes to life in this exhibition at the AGO (co-presented by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada). Following past works Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark, the exhibition features photography, augmented reality installations and high-resolution murals that promise to provide striking experiences: viewers will be able to examine – in exquisite detail – the intricacies of human incursions on the Earth. Needless to say, Anthropocene is a call to action.